Today the best in the world take on the beast that is Oakmont Golf Course. All the usual suspects feature in the betting at the top of the market. Speith, McIlroy, Day, Mickelson, Johnson and its hard to look outside these guys.
Like all majors its who can putt but this one is all about who can manage a golf course as well and I have a couple that can do this better than most and arent the obvious candidates, as good as they are.
Our first is :
Justin Rose. He just does things better than most and is ultra consistent. I expect him to give us a great run for our money. He is a best priced 30/1` with Sportingbet who pay 6 places.
Next on the list is Adam Scott at 33/1. Adam believes in himself, has adapted to the new putter well and is a great course planner with a good head on his shoulders.
My third choice is Matt Kuchar who is running in to form and seems to always be thereabouts in majors. He holes lots of putts and is due a big win. This could well be ideal for his golf.
I am having at these prices the usual four against the field as there are 6 places on offer and my fourth one is Charl Schwartzel who at 75/1 may not be on many peoples shortlist but he has a lot of game and I think this course will really suit him.
The field will be compressed by the course and its possible that if you make the cut you could still be in with a shot by Day 4 so let’s not lose heart after Day 1. It’s brutal but its the best they can throw at these guys.